Tue, 12/02/2008 - 17:57 — jjneely.ncsu.edu
Information about the inner workings of sysnews.ncsu.edu and the integrated Nagios.
The SysNews server is located at http://sysnews.ncsu.edu/.
The server itself is a pair of Linux machines running their own shared high-availability scheduler. If either machine is un-available, the other will automatically take over the service. The basic principal of this configuration is to try to ensure that even if other services are failing on campus, the SysNews server will be available to announce the outages.
Web services has written most of the system administration tools found on that site, and maintains the permission database for those tools.